The Crucial P1 SSD marks two firsts for the company, their first NVMe drive as well as their first SSD using QLC flash. The drive differs from Samsung's QVO in that it uses Micron's 64-layer 3D QLC flash and an SM2263 controller but still uses QLC flash, much to the dismay of The Tech Report, amongst others. The 500GB drive currently sells for $110, which is attractive but when you look at the performance, it seems perhaps a bit expensive; which is not good.
"Powered by Micron's 3D quad-level-cell NAND, the Crucial P1 might be a herald of QLC-dominated days to come. We put Crucial's first NVMe drive through its paces to see how increasing the number of bits per cell affects performance."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- ADATA SX8200 Pro 1 TB @ TechPowerUp
- Crucial BX500 480GB @ Kitguru
- Kingston HyperX Fury RGB 480 GB @ TechPowerUp
- HyperX Savage EXO Portable SSD Review @ Hardware Asylum